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JOY for Today - Speak Kind Words Saturday

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Genuinely positive statements directed our way fill us with JOY that lingers. These statements might come from others or from within. You have the power in your words to bring more JOY into your life and the life of others. Let's do it! Let's fill our world with JOY!  Speak Kind Words Saturday Topics: Did You Know...  One we did; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About speaking with kindness. Activity Suggestions  Articles for leaders and activities for learners. Did You Know: Negative words - spoken, heard, or thought - release stress hormones? These hormones lead   to not only situational stress but also contribute to long-term anxiety in adults and children. ( Business Relation Management Institute ) Positive words have the power to change your brain?  Neuroscientist, Dr Andrew Newberg, and communications expert, Robert Waldman, share that the longer you isolate optimistic thoughts in your mind, the more affected other ar

JOY for Today - National Roller Coaster Day

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Joy arrives in a surge of adrenaline as you plummet toward the bottom of a fall and resounds in the "Let's do it again!" cheer at the ride's end. While scary for some, roller coasters remind us that surrendering control can be thrilling.  Roller Coaster by Paul Brennan via Public Domain Pictures Roller Coaster Options: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by roller coasters. Activity Suggestions  Encouragement to ride, research projects, and design challenges. Did You Know: Roller coasters originated in 17th century Russia? These carefully constructed hills of ice were ridden with a sled. Catherine II even had a few constructed on her property. ( Roller Coaster Museum ) The first real roller coaster was built in either Russia or France?  The Russian roller coaster was built in St. Petersburg, while the French coaster was built in Paris. Both of these coasters featured secured wheeled carts

ABC Nature Walk: B is for Butterfly

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B is f or Butterfly was filmed at a waterfall in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This butterfly s truly beautiful. I love watching butterflies fluttering all over nature! This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

ABC Nature Walk: S is for Snake

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S is for Snake was filmed near our neighborhood in Loveland, Colorado. This little guy was just found on the sidewalk. We are not sure what type of snake he is, but before we started filming he looked like he was striking like a rattlesnake. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet .

JOY for Today - Global Sleep Under the Stars Night

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Sleeping under the stars connects us. No matter where we are in the world, we all look at the same sky. We all share the same space. Connection brings JOY. None of us walk this earth alone; we are meant to be sojourners. Sojourners who each bring our own beauty, just like stars. Stars above Trees is a Public Domain Image from Good Free Photos Sleep Under the Stars Night Sightings: Did You Know...  One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About sleep and stars. Activity Suggestions  A couple of songs and encouragement. Did You Know: Eddie Bauer founded Global Sleep Under the Stars night in 2020? In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Eddie Bauer hoped to inspire everyone to share in the beautiful experience of sleeping under the stars. ( Outdoor Industry ) Sleeping under the stars can help reset your circadian clock?  Many of us have altered sleep patterns because we spend a lot of time indoors looking at electronic light

ABC Nature Walk: M is for Mist

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M is for Mist was filmed at a waterfall in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I enjoyed the feeling of the mist, it was very cool and refreshing. We are hoping to find more of these amazing places that you can actually stand near. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

JOY for Today - Planner Day 2022

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Planning reduces your stress by helping you consider, prioritize, and delegate the tasks ahead of you. A reduction in stress leads to increased opportunities for JOY. To maximize that joyous opportunity, we recommend taking it one step farther: acknowledge that ultimately it is God's ways that will stand. The burden for perfection never has been nor never will be on you; give it to God. Planner Day Headings: Did You Know...  Five we knew. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About planning. Activity Suggestions  Printable planner choices and tips; back-to-school focus list. Did You Know: Planning reduces stress?  Approximately 25% of our happiness depends on stress management, and the most effective stress management technique (according to 3,000 participants) is planning. This Time  article goes on to suggest making daily, annual, and even ten-year plans. ( Time ) If you plan on paper, you will remember and focus better?  Writing requires our brain